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Iwobi Nets Late Goal To Help Fulham Defeat United

Fulham won at Old Trafford for the first time since 1963 thanks to an injury-time strike from Alex Iwobi, shocking Manchester United greatly.

Four days after Manchester United’s new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe declared that the team would try to unseat Manchester City and Liverpool from the top spot in the English Premier League, United’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League were severely damaged.

The hosts were unable to mount an offensive until the very last minute of normal time, when Harry Maguire appeared to have salvaged a point for the team despite the absence of injured attacker Rasmus Hojlund.

However, Iwobi had the last say nine minutes into stoppage time, regaining the lead that had been first given to them by Nigerian defender Calvin Bassey, who scored the loose ball after teammate Timothy Castagne had blocked his header from a Fulham corner.

The outcome put an end to the west London team’s record of eleven Premier League away games without a victory. Only Sheffield United had a worse away record in the top tier this season before this match.

The loss and, more significantly, the performance will not inspire confidence in anyone that United will meet Ratcliffe’s ambitious goals anytime soon.

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